I don't know much about baseball. The most I know is how fine Matt Kemp is without trying, and how much I enjoy hanging out with friends at games. You don't have to be a pro at this sport to understand certain terms. When I read, "shut out" , "struck out" and Little League, I knew that something special had happened and I had to know what.
Turns out, a 13 yr old girl named Mo'ne Davis took over ESPN, the attention of fans, and even professional baseball players today when she played the game of a lifetime. Mo'ne plays for the Philadelphia Taney Dragons. This evening they beat a Nashville team 4-0, mainly due to her unstoppable arm.
Throwing a complete shut out, she earned her team the W for their first Little League World Series game. Mo'ne struck out eight, did not walk a batter, and only allowed two hits. She's the first female pitcher in Little League History to throw a shut out!!
She's only one of two girls in the 52 U.S. teams still in the race for the Little League World Series game, but this isn't the first time her skills have made herstory. Mo'ne also threw a complete shut out in her regional game recently making herstory there as well.
When asked to compare herself to Major League players Mo'ne answered:
I throw my curve ball like Clayton Kershaw..and my fastball like Mo'ne Davis.
I love it! With all of the negativity in the news today, I'm so happy to see this little lady doing amazing things! Go Mo'ne!!